PURSUIT MAGAZINE REPORTING- 5 Free Research Tools Under the Radar

In the new world of social media and 15-second viral fame, everyone’s an exhibitionist. Bully for us investigators! That makes even the most reticent witness or skip a whole lot easier to find, even if he believes he’s under the radar.

I’m pretty sure my cat Otis could find some of these folks…assuming she had the proper resources. One problem: Otis doesn’t have access to the company credit card, so she has to content herself with free search tools. Here are some of her favorites:

5. BING – Move through Google and out the other side. Bing Social can find mentions in Facebook and Twitter. Google, not so much. We once used this to track a 23-year-old reluctant witness. She didn’t return our calls, but she was addicted to Twitter. Our “missing person” generously tweeted flight number and arrival time at the local airport. Our gratitude was immeasurable! Successful surveillance without ever leaving the office.


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Ralph Thomas is author of over 32 books on various aspects of conducting investigations, founder and director of The National Association Of Investigative Specialists,CEO of Thomas Investigative Publications, Inc, The Spy Exchange And Security Center and SpyTek Wholesale Imports. Thomas is a member of the Executive Security Council of Griffith Colson Intelligence Service, a private intelligence agency. Thomas's latest project is NAIStv on the Griffith Media TV Network. He has also developed A Native American Store in Georgetown Texas called Tribal Impressions. You can review his person home page off of: http://www.pimall.com/thomas

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